Netflix has announced it is working on a revival of Gilmore Girls with creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer, Daniel Palladino, on board to pen the scripts. Though no deals are yet in place, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are expected to return as the beloved mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, alongside Scott Patterson as Luke Danes. Details are few and far between at the moment, but Netflix are reportedly eyeing four ninety-minute episodes, rather than a traditional series.
Syfy have called time on Defiance, cancelling the ambitious drama after three seasons. Originally created as a cross-platform experience, Defiance marked a return for the network to original scripted series and proved something of a success, despite its heavy price tag.
Master of None, a new comedy from Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang and Michael Schur (Parks & Recreation) premieres globally on Friday 6th November, and Netflix have released a first look trailer. The loosely autobiographical show stars Ansari as Dev, an actor in New York who struggles with the most basic of decisions, never mind trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life, and sees him exploring a huge range of issues such as the immigrant experience, how the elderly are treated and where to find the best pasta for dinner.
ITV have added Rufus Sewell (A Knight’s Tale), Eve Myles (Torchwood) and Peter Firth (Spooks) to its upcoming Victoria series. Sewell will play Lord Melbourne, Queen Victoria’s first prime minister whose close friendship with the monarch sparked intense gossip. Myles will play the Queen’s senior dresser, Mrs Jenkins, whilst Firth has been cast as the Duke of Cumberland, Victoria’s scheming uncle. Following on from the casting announcements, ITV also released the first image of series star Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Queen Victoria herself.
Vincent D’Onofrio has landed the role of the Wizard of Oz in NBC’s latest event series Emerald City. Pitched as a reimagining of The Wizard of Oz, the series follows a twenty year old Dorothy as she is transported to a strange, new world of dark magic, warring kingdoms and a bloody battle for power. D’Onofrio joins a cast which already includes Adria Arjona (True Detective) as Dorothy, as well as Ana Ularu (The Borgias) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Mr. Selfridge).Cinemax have released a trailer for their new 1970s-set series Quarry. Based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, it tells the story Mac Conway, a Vietnam veteran who returns home to Memphis and finds himself shunned by his family and the community. As he struggles to come to terms with his wartime experiences, Conway soon finds himself drawn into a world of murder and corruption that spans the Mississippi River. Graham Gordy (Rectify) and Michael D. Fuller (Recitfy) have adapted the series, which stars Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus). Quarry is set to premiere in 2016.